On This Day

 Encounters with Aliens on this Day

 June 13

On this night in 1889, in Leicester, England a fireball zigzagged across the sky under the cloud cover. (Source: J. B. Delaire, UFO Register, volume 7, 1976)

1947 - At 11:30 p.m. west of Fleure, France a six-meter long, glowing orange cigar-shaped object surrounded by a bright halo landed in a storm. It stayed on the ground for five minutes, ascended quickly and shot away. (Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #198).

1952 - In Middletown, Pennsylvania at 8:45 p.m. Mr.R. S. Thomas, an Olmstead AFB employee and former control tower operator, sighted a round, orange flying object traveling south. It stopped for one second, turned east, stopped a second time for one second, and then went down below the tree line. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case 1273; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).

1954 - A sphere was observed hovering over Boston, Massachusetts at 8:00 p.m. Two lights exited from the sphere and returned to it. The object then vanished, but shortly reappeared, then shrank in size and brightness. (Source: Loren Gross, UFOs: A History. June-August 1954, p. 20).

1961 - At 3:35 p.m. a 25 cm wide disc flew just above some telephone lines at a railroad station in Bethunga, New South Wales, Australia. It made a whistling noise. The telephone became entangled by its passage. (Source: Luis Schoenherr, computerized catalogue, case #1451).

1963 - A North Scituate, Massachusetts woman spotted a yellow-white light that looked to be plunging into the ocean, but suddenly reversed direction, doubling back on its original course. A friend with her also saw it. "It suddenly stopped and moved erratically for a few seconds, reversed direction, and went back from east to west," she reported. She watched the maneuvering light for at least 10-15 minutes. When it stopped moving and hovered in one place for a while she stopped watching it. (Source: APRO Bulletin, November 1963, pg. 4).

1964 - At 9:00 p.m. Karen Fahle of Penberville, Ohio saw a bright object coming to the ground about 200 meters away. While approaching, its lights blinked and turned to dark red. Five minutes later it flew away slowly. At 9:15 pm. B. L. English, a radio announcer at WTOD Radio in Toledo, Ohio saw three glowing white spheres, glowing red on their sides, move slowly through the sky, hover, and then move in fast circles. They made a low, rumbling sound as they flew. (Sources: (1) Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 612; (2) Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 8870).

1965, Modbury, South Australia. A dark, disc-shaped object hovered and circled for 15 minutes at an estimated 3,000 feet altitude. A photo of the same or a similar object was taken in Adelaide on the same day. (Source: J. B. Delaire, UFO Register, Volume 7 (1976), p. 55).

1966 - A policeman who had observed an UFO over Milan, Michigan on March 17 of this year saw an unidentified machine on the ground at a street intersection on this day. As he drove towards it, with his headlights illuminating the object, it took off like an airplane and flew away toward the southeast in the direction of Selfridge AFB. (Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, p. 332, case 773).

1967 - At 2:30 a.m. Carmen Cuneo, a night shift worker at a factory in Caledonia, Ontario saw two objects near the factory's scrap heap and dump area: a large cigar-shaped object on the ground, 35 feet long by 15 feet thick, and a hovering disc-shaped object about 15 feet in diameter. The smaller object, tilted up at a 45-degree angle, had a row of orange-lighted windows around its periphery. In the larger object were four square windows emitting a pulsating orange light, and from one end of it projected upward at a 45 degree angle a rod 15 feet long, bearing a large red light at the end. Beneath this light moved three small humanoid figures about three feet tall, wearing miner's hats with small lights on them. They were picking up and examining small objects on the ground with quick, jerky movements. After watching for 10 minutes, Cuneo called co-worker Marvin Hannigan to see it, but by the time Hannigan arrived the humanoids were gone. The two craft started very slowly to rise straight up into the air. After they reached a height of 50 feet they departed at about 40-45 mph without making a sound. At the landing site branches were broken and the brush charred, and an oily liquid was found on the ground. (Sources: David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1967-49, citing field investigators James J. Ferrito & Jeffrey J. Gow for NICAP; APRO Bulletin, November-December 1967, pg. 4; Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia: A Century of Landings, case 849).

On this day in 1971, Dr. James E. McDonald, noted atmospheric physicist and UFO researcher, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head, an apparent suicide. Later that evening a disc with a circular opening in the bottom hovered over Courbevoie, France at 8:50 p.m. It tilted as it hovered, revealing beams of light directed upward into the sky. (Sources: Tucson Arizona Daily Star, June 15, 1971; Phenomenes Spatiaux, June 1971).

In 1973 a 40-foot-long blimp-like object with fins hovered over Penns Wood, Pennsylvania at 500 feet altitude for several minutes before ascending vertically into the clouds. A search revealed there were no blimps scheduled in the area for that time. (Source: newspaper clipping, June 15, 1973).

1974 - Off Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brazil at 3:30 p.m. several independent observers watched a saucer shaped object come in from the north and land on sea. It floated for five minutes before submerging. At 11 p.m. a UFO that changed colors from silver-white to red, green and orange, then back to silver-white every five minutes, placed a car for several minutes in Gladstone, Tasmania. Approximately an hour and 45 minutes later a domed disc with blinking lights descended over a military installation in Ventorro, Spain. It was spinning and seemed to be vibrating in place, and flew away to the north. (Sources: (1) Inforespace, Issue # 25, February 1976 and Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 10826; (2) FSR, November 1975, p. 48; (3) Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 10827).

1975 - An electrical engineer with binoculars watched a UFO fly south over Manhattan's tall buildings in New York, New York this night. It had lighted slits on the bottom and a sharp outline, and was estimated to be 750 feet in diameter. (Source: NICAP UFO Investigator, August 1975).

In Dulce, New Mexico on this night in 1976, a dead cow, mutilated and with body parts missing was found in a field next to triangular pod marks. A flying disc was seen that same evening. (Source: Larry Hatch, U computer database, case # 11740).

1981 - At twenty minutes after midnight a spinning transparent cone, 3 meters in length, touched down on the ground in Chia-Li, Taiwan. It expelled a mist, then took off and shot away to the north. (Source: Paul Dong and Wendelle Stevens, UFOs over Modern China, p. 272).

1986 - At 12:30 p.m. a shiny, silver torpedo hovered for three minutes over St. Joseph, Missouri then shot away to the northeast. (Source: Bob Gribble, National UFO Reporting Center, case 1122).

1989 -- Ms. Somerby, a 36-year-old woman, saw a massive rectangular shaped flying object while driving in her car at 11:30 p.m. in Frantfort, Kentucky. The UFO had a pipe structure clearly visible on the bottom. The witness experience an episode of missing time. (Source: Paul Ferrughilli, Computer Catalogue of UFO Reports, 1988-1994, case #265).

2000 - A round fiery ball was seen in the western sky in Springfield, Queensland, Australia traveling in an upward direction. A roaring sound like a jet engine was heard one minute later. (Source: UFO Research Queensland website).

Written by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Revised 4 June 2006).

Compiled from the UFOCAT computer database.

Themes: beams of light, cattle mutilation, cigar-shaped or blimp-shaped UFOs, disc-shaped UFOs, domed discs, missing time, orange UFOs, rectangular UFOs, short UFO occupants, spherical UFOs, landings and near landings, ground traces, huge UFOs, oily residue, orange UFOs, silver metallic UFOs, UFOs with satellite objects, sudden reverse in flight, rumbling noise, whistling sound, and vertical ascent.